Card Set Information
What is NMI?
Neuromuscular incapacitation is a direct involuntary contraction of the muscles that disrupts neuro-muscular control, affecting the motor, sensory and nervous systems within the body.
High visibility sights
DPM release button (on handle)
Microphone, Taser cam, IR illuminator (from left to right on tasercam
Low intensity light (under muzzle)
What model taser do we use?
What does ECD stand for?
Electronic control device
How long are the probes?
What happens to the bottom probe?
It travels at an 8 degree angle downward and separates 30cm every 2.1 m it travels.
at 3 m they are 46cm a part and at 4.5m they are 66 cm apart
What are the 3 stages of use?
Draw and cover, drive stun and probes discharge
How long are the cycles?
Ambos have to remove those in sensitive areas which are?
face, eye, neck, bone structure, groin or breast of females.
To reduce cardiac risk:
Target the back
Avoid targetting the chest
Avoid prolonged and repeated exposures
Common effects of NMI
Subject can fall down
Yell or scream
Involuntary muscle contractions
Subject may freeze in place
High peak arcing voltage 50,000
Only 0.0021 amps, less than an xmas tree bulb
Follows path of least reduction
The greater the spread the better effectiveness
Digital pulse control
Digitally controls pulse rate
5 Second automated burst
19 pulses per second
Single trigger pull and release discharges a 5 second cycle
Shift safety down to stop discharge
Hold the trigger will continue to discharge until trigger is released
What does the cid display?
Current time gmt
Displays battery as rough percentage, if below 20 percent dont take out
System sleeps after 20 mins of being armed, turn off and on again to re arm.
Takes 1.5 secs to start recording on taser cam.
What does the illumination button do?
swaps between laser only, laser and flashlight (NSWPF requirement) and stealth mode
Maintenece and care
Store with cam inserted
Check expiration for cartritdges(5 years)
Secure in holster
Do not store in pockets without holster
Avoid excess moisture
If display has an E H or blank return to armoury
If submerged return to armouty
Mark on sticker if there is evidence needed off it.
Be aware of seatbelt in car
Check and clean camera, cartridges, probe ect ect
Taser downloaded monthly
Cartridge for NSWPF
green door, black cartridge
Training cartidges fire 6.4 metres and are blue with blue doors, can drive stun but probes dont conduct.
Orange cartridges are complety inert
Inspect make sure blast doors are attached, no cracks, locking tabs are not
compressed, expiration date, they last for 5 years.
Top probe is always hirizontal, bottom probe is angled down at 8 degrees.
For every 2.1 of travel it spreads 0.3 metres.
NSW police training probe is short while the operation probe is longer
Wires are steel with insulated coating, can break easy, inadvertant
contact can get you zapped
Tell partner to watch wires
Avoid crossing wires with other tasers
Accidental discharge of taser
Reckless pointing or aiming at another officer
Failing to properly store and secure taser
Convering the lens of tazercam
Any action or inaction deemed hazardous by a taser review pannel.
Modes of use
Draw and cover, drawn from holster and pointed at a subject.
Drive stun, direct contact. If one probe makes contact you can complete the circuit with a drive stun. Leave cartridge on when drive stunning.
Not to be used for pain compliance
Criteria to draw and cover
Do not draw your taser, point of aim it unless you are likely justified to use it
Continue to assess environment to see if justification for the taser still exists
Ensure CEW is armed and pointing at subject so camera can record.
Comply with all firearm safety procedures
Criteria to discharge
Protect human life
protect yourself or others where violent confrontation or violent resistance is occuring or imminenent
Protect officers in danger of being overpowered or to protect themselves or another person from the risk of actual bodily harm
Protection from animals
Conducted electrical weapons are designed to use propelled wires or direct contact to conduct electrical charge to primarily affect motor function and/or sensory nervous system.
One probe can arc
Through 2 cumulative inches of clothing or 1 inch of clothing per probe
If under 20 percent battery
Don't take out
If you do hazardous practice you will be remediated
A Taser should not be used in any mode:
For any other investigative purpose.
Near explosive materials, flammable liquids or gasses.
Where there is a likelihood of significant secondary injuries (elevated positions)
Punitively for the purposes of coercion or as a prod to make a person move
Passive non compliance
Refusing to move or offering little or no physical resistance
Refusing to comply with police instructions
Acting as a dead weight or requiring an officer to lift, pull, drag or push them in order to maintain control
to rouse an unconscious, impaired or intoxicated person(s)
to target known pre-existing injury areas of a subject
Crowd control measure such as crowd dispersal.
when the subject is holding a firearm.
against a mental health patient solely to make them comply or submit to medication or treatment.
Unless it is in the performance of the officers duties or at an approved weapons training day
Taser should not be used unless exceptional circumstances exist:
Against a person who is handcuffed
Against a female suspected on reasonable grounds of being pregnant.
on an elderly or disabled person(s)
on a child or person(s) of particularly small body mass
against the occupant(s) of a vehicle or the operator of machinery.
against a subject that is fleeing.
drive stun for pain compliance.
Using the Taser in a prolonged fashion (holding trigger down > 5 second)
After 3 cycles police must reconsider the effectiveness of Taser device as the most appropriate tactical option and must consider alternative Tactical Options to resolve the situation.
Subjects should be allowed time to comply with police instructions (as is reasonable in the circumstances) before discharging the CEW. All instructions should be clear, concise and reasonable
Optimum range: 2.1-4.5 metres
If Taser Cartridge is a “dud,” keep device aimed at target while placing the X26 on SAFE
Is the suspect reacting?
Look AND listen when evaluating the effectiveness of a Taser application
No reaction, no change in subject behaviour or loud arching of the CEW, could indicate poor or no connection, minimal probe spread, or low muscle mass contact
Suggested tactical considerations:Reload and target a different area (depending on situation)Drive-stun with a cartridge in place
Consider other force options & be prepared to transition
It is essential that the operator assess the situation then instruct the back up officer to restrain the subject during the cycle.